All Posts Tagged With: "Sacrifice"

Veterans: Go Thank Them Now!

Thank goodness we have today, Veterans Day, to remind us of the sacrifice given by so many millions of men and women over the past 233 years (really more, when you think about it).  The day today is specifically designated for those that are living, but their sacrifice is no less than those who have died in action (factoid: November 11 was designated due it being the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice of World War I in 1918) .

Although it should not be constrained to this day, we all know someone, who has served our country as a member of the military.  Find as many of those people as possible and thank them.  You don’t have to overdo it… just a …


What Does It Mean To Suffer?

What is Suffering?

The most traumatic place I’ve yet visited on this Earth is Auschwitz-Birkenau.  I was there with some friends in 2005.

I know I’ve talked about it before.  The awful things that were done to people during that war.  The humiliation.  The beatings.  The dreadful murders of so many people.  The intense fear and pain of those who watched others die so horribly.

People who were drowned, crippled, killed, or otherwise experienced devastation from the 2005 southern US hurricanes and the 2004 tsunami in the Pacific.  Many people left with nothing after the floods and other weather disasters in 2008.

Those who died and those who watched the destruction of the World Trade Center in 2001.

People who have endured starvation, lacking …

A Little History

Kind of a busy day today… but I was moved by reading Peggy Noonan’s column in the Wall Street Journal today.  She provides a vivid memory of one man’s heroic experience during the attack on Omaha Beach.

I can’t help but think of all of those who died that day for the sake of freedom.  Many knew they were running into a slaughterhouse. Yet they ran, and died.

I can’t begin to express the pain and appreciation my heart feels.

And I feel the same for each person that dies today for the same freedom.  And for each that is willing to put their life ahead of mine.  That sacrifice is very real.

I will not forget what you do.…

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